Berea, OH – July 31, 2017 – UpSearch announced it has achieved Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform Competency, distinguishing itself within Microsoft’s partner ecosystem.
To earn a Microsoft Gold Competency, partners must successfully complete technical exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise, and then designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft Competency, ensuring a high level of staffing capacity. They must also submit customer references that demonstrate successful cloud projects. Only the top 1% of Microsoft Partners worldwide achieve Microsoft Gold Competency.
“Attaining Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform Competency reflects our commitment to helping customers bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities,” said Shawn Upchurch, Founder & CEO of UpSearch. “We help them achieve superior data platform performance in the cloud, while staying at the forefront of the ever-changing technology landscape. We have deep knowledge of Microsoft products and continue to work with Microsoft to provide our clients with the solutions they need to succeed in a cloud-first world.”
“By achieving a Gold Competency, partners have demonstrated a deep expertise and commitment that puts them at the top of our partner ecosystem,” said Gavriella Schuster, General Manager, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “These partners’ proficiency of the latest Microsoft technology is instrumental in helping customers continue to drive innovative solutions.”
The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, by connecting with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.
Attaining the Microsoft Cloud Platform Competency demonstrates partner expertise in building, integrating and/or extending Windows-based applications and infrastructure solutions in the cloud using the Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform. With more than 57 percent of the Fortune 500 using Microsoft Azure, the Microsoft Cloud Platform Competency can help partners take advantage of the growing demand for infrastructure and software as a service solutions. Equipped with exclusive training, partners can help customers deploy solutions that increase customer productivity and profitability.
Additionally, UpSearch has been renewed for its Gold Data Platform Competency and is a Silver Data Analytics Partner. UpSearch supports Microsoft Data Platforms, exclusively.